Gainesway Thoroughbreds and Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable’s
Temp, allowed to settle
early, launched a bid when set down for the drive, took command at the
eighth pole and drew off late for a length and a half victory in
Sunday’s $49,000 allowance and $17,500 optional claiming
featured sprint at Fair Grounds.
Ronny Werner and ridden by Corey Lanerie,
Temp returned mutuels of $16.20, $6 and $3.60, toured the three-quarter
mile distance in 1:10.45 and increased his career earnings
to $90,763 with his second win from eight lifetime starts.
Hard Case made the pace
with splits of 22.04 and 45.55, could not stay with the winner in the
final furlong but easily held the place, paying $5.40 and $3.20 while
finishing 4 1 / 4-lengths in front of Gary and Mary
West’s Contemporary, who returned $3.20 to show.
Racing resumes on
Fat Tuesday at Fair Grounds
– the only Tuesday racing program of the Fair Grounds season – with a
nine-race program that will begin at 12:40 p.m. and feature the 68th
running of the $75,000 Mardi Gras Handicap.